Excerpt from “The Syncrude Story” Published December 1990


Writers: Lois Bridges, Marg Pullishy, Jody MacPherson Editor: Barb Bellemare Excerpt from The Syncrude Story, Published December of 1990: Hundreds of millions of years ago, there were seas where there is now land, swamps where there is now frozen tundra, deserts where there are now seas. The ocean was home to a multitude of tiny … Continue reading Excerpt from “The Syncrude Story” Published December 1990

Camping out


Flashlights create a shadow theatre. Soft glow of light illuminates the red, blue, green and purple walls of the tent, globes of colour, night-lights of the neighbourhood. Huddled in sleeping bags, some wear flannel pajamas; some opt for soft fleece long johns. Loud giggling reaches a crescendo before the tittering tempo slows to a soft … Continue reading Camping out

Okotoks bike team takes on 24 Hours of Adrenaline


By Jody MacPherson Originally appeared in the Western Wheel newspaper, August 11, 2004 A five-man team from the Okotoks area endured one of the toughest mountain bike races in North America on one of the hottest weekends of the summer. The team was competing in the annual 24 Hours of Adrenaline held July 17-18 in Canmore. The huge relay … Continue reading Okotoks bike team takes on 24 Hours of Adrenaline

Coping after the crisis, TIP Employee Newsletter, Syncrude, October, 1989


By Jody MacPherson The smoke has cleared, the debris lies scattered and the devastation is frightening. Emotions charge the air with an electricity powerful enough to feel -- pain, fear, hope, anger, helplessness, guilt, frustration, elation, grief and bewilderment. It's the aftermath of a crisis. The victims have been taken to hospital, the fires have … Continue reading Coping after the crisis, TIP Employee Newsletter, Syncrude, October, 1989